NEWS
Sunday March 20 2016
Mihajlovic: 'Wasted opportunity'

Sinisa Mihajlovic shrugged off questions about his Milan future and Lazio rumours after “another wasted opportunity.”

Carlos Bacca replied to an early Marco Parolo header, while Jack Bonaventura hit the woodwork twice in the 1-1 draw with Lazio.

“It’s another missed opportunity, we could’ve closed up two points from Fiorentina and Inter. It’s the usual situation,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We dominated the second half and created many chances, but if we don’t put it in the net, it becomes difficult to win.

“Compared to the last two games at least there was more effort and determination. We tried everything to win in any way possible, but we were unable to get the victory.

“The fans applaud when they are happy and jeer when they are not. It’s their right. We aren’t happy with this result either.

“Jeremy Menez and Mario Balotelli are not players who ever really sacrificed themselves for the team, but did make the difference in attack. Unfortunately at the moment they’re not doing that either, we’ll try to work over the break for international duty and improve fitness levels.

“Luiz Adriano hadn’t played for over two months, Jack and Keisuke Honda play constantly because we don’t have other options, so they are bound to get tired and not as sharp as we’d like.

“It’s true we are lacking alternatives and that puts a strain on the rest of the squad.”

There have been strong reports that Mihajlovic is being lined up for the Lazio job next season, as President Silvio Berlusconi again criticised his Coach in public before tonight’s game.

“The President is not much different to other club patrons. He speaks, evaluates and makes his decision at the end of the season on whether to keep a Coach or not.

“Could I decide to leave? That’s an option too, but as I’ve said many times I have a contract for another year. If we both agree to go forward together, then we will. If one of the two doesn’t agree then we’ll go our separate ways.

“Lazio? It was one of the happiest spells for my playing career, undoubtedly. Would I like to return? In six, seven or 10 years, why not?

“I am not wired this way, I am focused only on Milan and cannot say what the future holds.”